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The Calendar of all scheduled club events is shown here. For additional detail about the event, follow the link in the Event column.
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EventDateDescriptionWhereStatus
58th Annual Meeting Saturday, February 03, 2018 6:15 PM The Annual Meeting of the TCAA will be held on Saturday February 3 at the Normal Township Hall. Member, their guests and interested individuals are welcome to attend. A meal will be available for a modest fees. A speaker and other agenda items will be announced in the near future. Normal Township Hall Scheduled
March Public Observing - Orion, the Hunter Saturday, March 17, 2018 7:30 PM Orion, the Hunter
This constellation is so large and complex, that it is can serve as the basis for learning everything one needs to know about the field of Astronomy. Learn about this celestial marvel.

In addition to our presentation, we will have a laser-guided sky tour and telescope observing.
Sugar Grove Nature Center Scheduled
April Public Observing - Galaxies – Deep-space Wonders Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:00 PM Galaxies – Deep-space Wonders
No time of year is better for observing the galaxies of deep space than spring. At this time of year, the Milky Way rings the horizon and our overhead view exposes the depths of space.

In addition to our presentation, we will have a laser-guided sky tour and telescope observing.
Sugar Grove Nature Center Scheduled
May Public Observing - Our Magnificent Moon Saturday, May 19, 2018 8:45 PM Our Magnificent Moon
The moon has many regular features and changing appearances. Learn about our nearest neighbor in space, and observe the 5-day-old moon through a telescope.

In addition to our presentation, we will have a laser-guided sky tour and telescope observing.
Sugar Grove Nature Center Scheduled
June Public Observing - Jupiter – The King of the Planets Saturday, June 16, 2018 9:00 PM Jupiter – The King of the Planets
The solar system’s largest planet, learn about this gas giant and its many amazing moons. Jupiter is so large it can hold as many as 1,300 planet Earths.

In addition to our presentation, we will have a laser-guided sky tour and telescope observing.
Sugar Grove Nature Center Scheduled
July Public Observing - Saturn – The Ringed Wonder Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:00 PM Saturn – The Ringed Wonder
Our beautiful ringed planet is showing its glories this month. Join us in exploring the planet, its moons, and results from NASA’s decades-long Cassini mission.

In addition to our presentation, we will have a laser-guided sky tour and telescope observing.
Sugar Grove Nature Center Scheduled
August Public Observing - Perseid Meteor Shower Saturday, August 11, 2018 8:30 PM Perseid Meteor Shower
Earth year during the mid-August, Earth passes through the tail of Comet Swift–Tuttle and this results in a meteor show. This year’s prospects for observing are good.

In addition to our presentation, we will have a laser-guided sky tour and telescope observing.
Sugar Grove Nature Center Scheduled
September Public Observing - Mars – The Red Planet Saturday, September 08, 2018 8:00 PM Mars – The Red Planet
Every 25 months the Red Planet graces our evening sky. This year Mars will make its closest approach in many years, and will appear it largest in decades.

In addition to our presentation, we will have a laser-guided sky tour and telescope observing.
Sugar Grove Nature Center Scheduled
October Public Observing - Globular Clusters Saturday, October 13, 2018 7:00 PM Globular Clusters
These star clusters are among the very oldest star systems within the Milky Way galaxy. Today a swarm of perhaps 150 tightly-packed clusters orbit the core of our home galaxy.

In addition to our presentation, we will have a laser-guided sky tour and telescope observing.
Sugar Grove Nature Center Scheduled